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Baking Potatoes on a Camping Grill

It’s Easy and Filling

Baking potatoes with your camping grill is simple.

You have to prepare your camping grill, wash and peel your potatoes, poke some holes on them, wrap them in aluminum foil, put them on the grill, check on them occasionally, and serve once ready.

Camping is a fun experience, and we often find ourselves busy exploring and engaging in various outdoor activities like hiking, hunting, and the like.

That is why most campers wanted to bring with them foods that are easy to prepare, cook, eat, and dispose of.

An example of which is potatoes, one of the many favorites and basic camping food.

Potatoes can be traveled well because they don’t spoil easily, even without refrigeration.

You can also come up with lots of delicious recipes from it.

Below are the most basic steps in baking potatoes with a camping grill.

Baked Grilled Potato


Step 1: Prepare the camping grill.

You should prepare the grill first before everything else.

Clean it, let it dry, and preheat the grill just like when you’re baking in an oven.

Step 2: Wash and peel potatoes

Wash potatoes thoroughly with water and peel off the outer skin.

If you don’t want to bake them whole, you can slice them into smaller pieces.

Step 3: Poke some holes

Poke some holes in them using a fork.

Holes help in absorbing the seasonings and flavorings that you would add later.

They will also allow ventilation and hasten cooking.

Step 4: Add some oil and some seasoning

Layer the potatoes with some oil, and then sprinkle some salt, pepper, or another seasoning that you prefer.

The oil will help in the absorption of seasonings and will give the potatoes a golden color when they are cooked.

Step 5: Wrap them in aluminum foil.

After seasoning and adding flavor to the potatoes, place them in individual aluminum foils and wrap them nicely.

The aluminum foil helps in cooking them faster as it conducts heat well, and it also helps in preventing the potatoes from being burnt directly.

foil wrapped potato ready for camping grill

Step 6: Put them on the grill.

Put the wrapped potatoes on the grill.

It would take approximately 15 to 45 minutes to cook them, but it all depends on how hot the grill is.

Turn them often so that they won’t get burnt.

foil wrapped potatoes on camping grill

Step 7: Check occasionally.

Check the potatoes occasionally.

You will have to make a small opening on the foil to do this.

A light brown crispy appearance will tell you that they are ready.

But the best way to tell if they are appropriately cooked is by poking them again with a fork or a toothpick.

The potatoes are ready when the fork or toothpick goes right in easily.

baked potato ready to eat

Step 8: Serve once ready.

Remove wrapped potatoes from the grill, remove the foils, and serve while still hot.

Now that baking potatoes are just easy as the eight basic steps mentioned above, it will now also be easy for you to try different baked potato recipes.

Learn to experiment, and in no time, you’ll be serving lots of delicious baked potato dishes for everyone.

What temp is a baked potato done?

Potatoes are done when they reach an internal temperature between 208°F and 211°F.

You can use an instant-read thermometer to test–just poke right through the aluminum foil.

What type of potatoes is best for grilling?

Our pick is Russet potatoes for grilling because they are sturdier.

Try Idaho #5 potatoes.

You’ll get crispy skin with a delicious starchy flesh center.

Make it Quicker

How do you soften potatoes before grilling them?

You can Par-Boil potatoes before grilling either at home or at the campsite.

To do this, bring a well-salted pot of cold water to a rolling boil and add whole potatoes.

Boil until very slightly softened, about 10 minutes.

Have leftover potatoes from dinner?

Does your weekly dinner leave you with leftover baked potatoes? No problem!

Wrap baked potatoes in foil and place in the freezer.

Before heading to the campsite, place frozen baked potatoes in the cooler (they will help keep the cooler cold).

When you’re ready to eat them, just toss them into the coals of your campfire and remove them once heated.

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